TCPCHW Chapter 49 Part 1

The Crown Prince Chases His Wife

Chapter 49          Misunderstanding (1/2)

On the night of the Mid-Autumn Festival, Imperial Concubine Xian held a moon appreciation banquet in the imperial garden of the inner court.

Xie Changyuan came from the Northern Yamen Imperial Army Camp and waited for the carriage of the Marquis of Yongding Mansion at the Xihua Gate of the imperial city.

A Yan and Xie Qing got off the same carriage, and Xie Changyuan had used to the interaction between the two of them.

Since Taizi Feng Zhan talked with Xie Changyuan in Western Suburb Camp last time, Xie Changyuan revisited his mother’s affairs back then, and his anger towards Xie Zhao and Xie Qing decreased a lot.

The Marquis of Yongding Mansion had not had a mistress for these years. Xie Qing, as the young lady of the Marquis Mansion, was in charge of the affairs of the mansion and had done a good job.

A Yan’s current status was only a concubine bestowed by His Majesty to Xie Changyuan. According to regulations, the concubine could only be allowed in after Xie Changyuan married his legitimate wife, so A Yan’s marriage was delayed.

A Yan didn’t have many friends in the capital, so she just played more with Xie Qing, and Xie Changyuan didn’t stop them.

When he arrived at the place where the seats were set up, Xie Changyuan scanned the audience.

But she wasn’t here yet.

Xie Changyuan planned to take advantage of today to explain the previous misunderstanding to Qin Yan. He asked Xie Qing to take A Yan to the table, saying that he still had official business to do and left by himself.


Qin Yan and Fang Su had just entered the imperial garden when a person came to them.

“Madam Shen, Princess Zhaoren.” Xie Zhao stepped forward and stopped two steps away from Qin Yan.

Fang Su looked puzzled as she had never seen the man in front of her before.

Xie Zhao introduced himself, “Madam Shen, I’m from the Pingxi Army.”

Xie Zhao seemed unwilling to have anything to do with the Marquis of Yongding, and never mentioned his father’s name outside.

At this time, at the corner of the corridor five steps away where Qin Yan and Xie Zhao stood, there was a thicket of bamboo. Xie Changyuan came from another direction, just in time to hear Xie Zhao’s greeting to Qin Yan.

Xie Changyuan stopped. He was going to wait for Xie Zhao to leave before going out. If you are enjoying the novel, please support this translation and get direct access to new releases by reading it at the translator’s original website:

Xie Zhao looked at Qin Yan, “Princess Zhaoren, can I have a word with you?”

Qin Yan nodded.

After Fang Su left, Xie Zhao said to Qin Yan: “Princess Zhaoren, I am the eldest son of Xie An, Marquis of Yongding.” Xie Zhao was a little ashamed to reveal his identity, but if he didn’t say that Qin Yan might not know who he was at all.

“General Xie, I have seen your skills in the Shanglin Garden and western suburb paddock.” Qin Yan made no secret of her admiration for the other party’s skills.

Behind the bamboo thicket, Xie Changyuan’s heart sank when he heard such an unfamiliar and strange conversation between Qin Yan and Xie Zhao. They didn’t seem to have any interaction before. So, what happened to the rumor that Qin Yan tried her best to protect Xie Zhao in the Northwest Pingxi Army Camp?

Xie Zhao solemnly said to Qin Yan: “I want to thank Princess Zhaoren, this thank you is three years late. When Shizi Xie went to the Pingxi Army to look for me, I was outside the tent of the Duke, and I heard what Princess said. Without the great righteousness of Princess back then, there would no Xie Zhao today.”

“You don’t need to say thank you, this is your own good fortune. General Xie, excuse me.” After saying that, Qin Yan left.

Xie Zhao looked at Qin Yan’s leaving back, still standing where he was.

Xie Changyuan was shocked and confused.

He was shocked by Qin Yan’s estrangement from Xie Zhao, so what was the heart knot with Qin Yan over the past few years because of Xie Zhao?

He wondered again, what did Qin Yan say back then that the Duke of Zhenguo wouldn’t hand him over and let Xie Zhao remember her for so many years.


Xie Changyuan came out, and Xie Zhao turned around to look at Xie Changyuan.

After a while, Xie Changyuan said: “What did Qin Yan say back then?”

Xie Zhao soon realized that Xie Changyuan should have listened to the conversation between him and Qin Yan just now. And Xie Zhao just looked at Xie Changyuan indifferently, without saying a word.

Xie Changyuan suddenly stepped forward and grabbed Xie Zhao’s lapel with one hand.

“Say.” Xie Changyuan’s tone was a bit harsh and there was a hint of threat in his tone.

Xie Zhao lowered his eyes indifferently and looked at Xie Changyuan’s hand holding his lapel.  He had some doubts about whether Commander Xie of the Northern Yamen Imperial Army would lose his mind in front of him and fight with him in the Imperial Garden.

At this moment, Xie Changyuan didn’t know whether he was angry at Xie Zhao’s silence, or himself for the probable misunderstanding of Qin Yan. If you are enjoying the novel, please support this translation and get direct access to new releases by reading it at the translator’s original website:

Xie Changyuan narrowed his eyes, took a deep breath, released his hand, took a few steps back, and was two steps away from Xie Zhao again, but his eyes were still staring coldly at the indifferent Xie Zhao.

Xie Zhao seemed to understand something at this moment. Back then, Xie Changyuan didn’t get the person he wanted from the Pingxi Army, so he should have blamed the Duke of Zhenguo Mansion, or even Qin Yan.

Could it be that this was the reason why Xie Changyuan denied his marriage contract with Qin Yan at the city gate?

If that was the case… Heh, Xie Zhao didn’t mind telling Xie Changyuan the truth. He wanted to see how the proud and arrogant Xie Shizi regretted it.

Xie Zhao looked at Xie Changyuan, and said: “Back then when you asked the Duke of Zhenguo to hand me over to me in the Pingxi Army camp, the Duke asked Qin Yan for her opinion before he made a decision.”

“At that time, I was outside the Chief Commander’s tent, and I personally heard what Qin Yan said to the Duke.”

“She said, ‘Since he joined the army, his identity has been just a soldier guarding the border, a son who defends his home and country. At this moment, he is the son of all the people in Great Xia, and he is no longer the son of anyone, let alone anyone’s illegitimate child.'”

After Xie Zhao finished speaking, shock, guilt, and remorse were seen in Xie Changyuan’s eyes.

Xie Zhao raised the corner of his lips and left with satisfaction.


Xie Changyuan stood alone in the corridor, unable to calm down for a long time.

If it was said that Qin Yan tried her best to protect Xie Zhao, it was indeed true.

But if it was said that Qin Yan didn’t care about her fiancé, Xie Changyuan, it didn’t count.

How could Xie Changyuan not understand that if the Pingxi Army agreed to hand over Xie Zhao due to personal relationships, it would have adverse effects on the army, and the soldiers would feel uneasy, which was a great taboo?

Xie Changyuan only felt that the Duke of Zhenguo might consider this and wouldn’t hand him over.

But he didn’t expect that Qin Yan, a mere woman, would have such insights and have such a vision and bearing.

At this moment, Xie Changyuan hated himself for losing his mind due to hatred and anger and misunderstood Qin Yan for so many years to the extent that he and Qin Yan were like strangers now. If you are enjoying the novel, please support this translation and get direct access to new releases by reading it at the translator’s original website:

If there were no misunderstandings back then, Qin Yan would still be his fiancée, or maybe even his wife.

If there were no misunderstandings back then, there would no other men.

Other men with ulterior motives towards Qin Yan, such as Xie Zhao, the Second Prince, and the Taizi.

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